• See your favorite team's score up in lights

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The digital video screen on the corner of Robinson and Sheridan outside our new downtown offices is quite the hit. It’s a conversation starter for sure. And most of the conversations end with something like, “I just think that screen is cool.” I think they mean it, too. In my business, people rarely say nice […]

  • Is this what Russell Westbrook's medical mask will look like?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Film producer/funny guy/Enid High School graduate Mark Potts shared an “exclusive” image of the medical mask Russell Westbrook is rumored to be wearing while he recovers from last week’s face injury: It’s just another example of why Bill Hader applauded Potts earlier this year.

  • 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma has a healthy number of state symbols, some of which you might have read about before. Like the state bird (Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher), state animal (bison), state tree (redbud) and state meal (almost everything). But here are 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about. No. 5 – Yes, we have a state […]

  • Oklahoma's most affordable small town is...

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Take a bow, Byng, Okla., because you’re the most affordable small town in the entire state.

  • Instameet on Saturday: Learning photography from the pros

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Doug Hoke spends almost every afternoon sifting through the best pictures that he can showcase to the state the following morning in The Oklahoman. He shares the images with other editors, and they choose the best options for the next day’s Page 1.     It’s a fun part of his job — choosing the […]

  • Leonard Nimoy's 5 most entertaining roles

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    While this certainly isn’t a comprehensive look at the late Leonard Nimoy’s acting/entertainment roles, here are 5 of his best ones.

  • 5 little-known facts about Oklahoma's black history

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    From the 50-plus all-black towns to the history of OKC's Deep Deuce, here are 5 little-known facts you should know about Oklahoma's black history.

  • 5 winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Winter weather in Oklahoma usually means a few things: school and church closings, everyone getting cabin fever, and a bunch of photos of the same five things. Here are the 5 types of winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes. No. 5 – The random YARD We’re all guilty of this: We wake up and look […]

  • Read the entire Obese Oklahoma series on Oklahoman.com

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    We’re halfway through a series that we hope makes a big difference by drawing attention to a problem within our community and our state. It’s called ‘Obese Oklahoma.’     The introduction for the first installment of the series breaks down all the questions we explore. How big of a problem is obesity? How did […]

  • 5 reasons the Tulsa Race Riot should always be remembered

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Tulsa Race Riot is an example of humanity at its worst, and is one of the darkest moments in Oklahoma's history. And that's one reason why it should always be remembered.

  • 5 bizarre dating sites you didn't know existed

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    If you’re single this Valentine’s Day (or just wanting to see what the Internet has to offer), here are 5 of the most unique and bizarre dating sites out there.

  • Seeking your creativity for a newspaper cover worth keeping

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Our readers created a nice centerpiece design on Thursday. Thanks for that. I hope you had a chance to pick up The Oklahoman on Thursday. Graphic artist Suzanne Green created the design based on words that were submitted by our readers over the past couple of weeks. Readers were asked to submit one word that […]

  • Oklahomans have lots of sex and eat lots of chocolate, but can do without champagne

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Apparently Oklahoma is for lovers after all.

  • 3-year-old has last chemo treatment, becomes Wonder Woman

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Sophia Sandoval might only be 3 years old, but she’s as tough as they come. She underwent her final chemotherapy treatment earlier this month and, to celebrate, she donned a Wonder Woman costume and held a sign that read “My last day of chemo. It was tough, but I was tougher.” Check out the awesome […]

  • Terrifying video: 2 skydivers clipped by plane

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    A pair of skydivers somehow managed to survive being clipped by the airplane they jumped out of, all thanks to the instructor’s quick thinking. And it was all caught on video by Forest Pullman, the instructor. Unfortunately he doesn’t allow the video to be embedded, so you’ll have to hit this link to go check […]

  • The 15 best romance movies to watch this Valentine's Day

    Richard Hall and Brianna Bailey | Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    If you and your honey want to take it easy and stay in for the night, here are 15 romance movies that Brianna and I recommend you two check out this V-Day.

  • 6 notable black Oklahomans you should know about

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Oklahoma wouldn’t be the state it is today without the involvement of the black community. With a history as rich as rich gets, black Oklahomans from all walks of life have contributed to Oklahoma’s identity since statehood

  • 5 things to love about Oklahoma City

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    OKC. The 405. The Big Friendly. Call it what you will, but you and I both know the awesomeness that is Oklahoma City.

  • Just another giant signing day on NewsOK Sports

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    At one time — years ago — I spent weeks planning our college football signing day coverage. It was a big deal. The Oklahoman’s sports coverage team was a leader in innovation – covering the signing day madness with non-stop multimedia, including updates and blogs and podcasts and chats. That day was going to be […]

  • 5 things about Oklahoma's civil rights movement you should know

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    When most people think about the movement they think about states like Alabama and Mississippi, but Oklahoma played a large role in the movement’s development throughout the mid 1900s.